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The Outer Limits (TV Series 1995–2002) Poster

(1995–2002)

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Several episodes contain plot threads that link them together. For example, the "Innobotics arc", the story of life-like androids created by the Innobotics Corporation, runs through these episodes: "Valerie 23", "Mary 25", "The Hunt", "In Our Own Image", and "Resurrection".
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The Syfy Channel quietly took over co-production in 2001, after the series was cancelled by Showtime (season seven). Apparently, there were already some cable-ready episodes in the can at the time of cancellation, as the MA-rated "Flower Child" was only broadcast during the show's syndication-only run. On the whole, the Syfy and MGM relationship resulted in lower-quality episodes and clip-shows. The Syfy Channel was still administrated by the Vivendi-Universal group at this time. An "unsanitized" version of "Flower Child" appears on DVD in the U.S. release of The Outer Limits' "Sex and Science Fiction" collection.
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Sam Egan, the writer of the award-winning one hundredth episode of the series, "Tribunal", based the story of the episode on his father's experience in Auschwitz during World War II, where his first wife and their young daughter were murdered by the Nazis.
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Leonard Nimoy, David McCallum, Cliff Robertson, Barbara Rush, and Peter Breck are the only actors and actress to appear in this series and the original The Outer Limits (1963).
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Lasted longer than the original The Outer Limits (1963), which ran for two seasons. This show ran for eight.
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One story with mostly the same original cast was shown in two parts over consecutive seasons: The Outer Limits: Double Helix (1997) and The Outer Limits: The Origin of Species (1998).
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An attempt to revive the series happened as far back as 1986.
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Film Composer Howard Shore was hired to provide the new theme music to the series. However, when the producers heard his old fashioned orchestral theme, they decided they wanted to go with a more modern approach. John Van Tongeren heard Shore's theme and looked over it, as he was asked if he could add anything to Shore's theme. In the end, a new modern theme was done by John Van Tongeren and Mark Mancina.
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